American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Playfully coy and frisky.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a kitten or what pertains to a kitten; playful; disposed to gambol.
- adj. Having the qualities or likeness of a kitten.
- adj. playful
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling a kitten; playful.
- adj. playful like a lively kitten
- kitten + -ish (Wiktionary)
“I still had the wide brow and pointed chin which Gerald had called kittenish, but there was little of the kitten about me now.”
“I can't find one Hollywood star that has remotely that kind of kittenish sexuality today.”
“I can't find one Hollywood star that has remotely Hayworth's kind of kittenish sexuality today.”
“The fighting blood in Alec made him resolve to change that adjective to "kittenish" before he had ridden her many times.”
“Comments i've never been able to pay a vet bill and then let go ... except that one time i rescued a hit-by-car kitty and ended up giving her to my best friend (where she still is). perhaps the kitten is so calm cause he-she's so freaked out. sounds normal to me. when i brought in my two brothers, they were together, from a nice home to a nice home, but i have three other cats so it took the wee ones a few days to become fully "kittenish". i say keep the kitty. but then again, i'm a cat lady.”
“They recover very quickly at that age and remain quite kittenish in their affection and general behaviour.”
“Deborah Migliore was pushed into a small conference room in a wheelchair, looking kittenish in red and white pajamas and big gold hoop earrings.”
“Whether you dress kittenish or devilish, you, and everyone else, are dressing up, not down.”
“Audrey Hepburn made wearing the heel not just acceptable but sexy in both "Sabrina" and "Funny Face," while Linda Bennett of LK Bennett arguably made her fortune by offering sensible, kittenish options when all about her were offering towering, unwalkable options.”
“It is easier to drown a kitten than a tiger in a bathtub, and states look more kittenish than then feds.”
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